Holy Child Community School

Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle


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The Junior Cycle is a three-year programme underpinned by eight Key Skills outlined above. Students study ten subjects for their Junior Certificate Profile of Achievement (JCPA). English, Irish and Maths can be taken at higher level or ordinary level. All other subjects are offered at common level only.

You can access more information on the Junior Cycle subjects taught at Holy Child Community School by clicking the subject name.

Core subjects

Optional Subjects:

Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs)

Policy Document (link to be included)

Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA)

JCPA Privacy Notice.pdf

Other Areas of Learning

Junior Cycle Key Skills

Click here for a breakdown of the Key Skills assessed at Junior Cycle

Junior Cycle Statements of Learning

Click here for a copy of the Junior Cycle Statements of Learning poster


What is the JCSP?

The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It originated in the early school leavers’ programmes initiated by the Curriculum Development Unit. Currently the programme is operating in over 240 schools throughout the country.


The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a curriculum framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Cycle more accessible to those young people who may leave school without formal qualifications. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. On completion of the programme students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements from the Department of Education and Skills.

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